October 30, 2003 11:45:00pm
Re: mp3 streaming broken? still for me [update]
So, I tried it on 2 different machines at my home yesterday, both running Mozilla on Windows 2K with Winamp 2.x, and it worked on one, but not the other. Uhoh.
The only thing I can think right now is that it has something to do with file types or general Windows settings - it doesn't seem browser-specific. What should happen is that a .m3u file with the names of each track gets loaded into Winamp. When it works, I can see a mtk026.m3u get loaded in. When it doesn't, I _think_ I saw a mtk026. file. I asked Jon, and the file sent out is given an m3u filetype, but not a m3u name - but we don't quite understand why they would make a difference.
If anyone else finds it doesn't work on their machine, can they try finding the temp file on their local machine that Winamp is trying to load (you can see it if you open the link in Mozilla, I think) and try to see what it's got in it? That's my only suggestion. I'll try that tonight.
[UPDATE: I went and found all of the temp-file saved .M3U files, which are in a temp folder on my machine.
On the machine that works, they get saved out as XXXXXX.m3u, and then loaded into Winamp. I'm hypothesizing that that's why Winamp knows they're a m3u file, and not, say, an mp3.
On the machine that doesn't work, they get saved out as XXXXX. - with no m3u on the end. Then, when Winamp tries to load them, it doesn't know what it is, so it fails.
Is there any way to force the file sent across to be called .m3u? Because it looks like sending and telling the machine it's an m3u and expecting it to rename accordingly isn't 100 percent reliable, doh!]
This post was modified by simon c on 2003-10-31 07:45:00